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Managing A Leaky Home Claim

Managing A Leaky Home Claim
Thursday July 28, 2011

8:00pm 17th January - 2012

The 1990s were notable for both progressive deregulation of the building industry was well as the introduction and development of a number of new building techniques and technologies which carried on into the first decade of this century.  This coincided with the property boom of the early 2000’s generating a huge construction boom in New Zealand.

For a number of reasons, the practical result has been that many recently constructed residential dwellings have been found not to be watertight, and furthermore have been found to be particularly vulnerable to suffering damage as a result of water ingress.  The subsequent economic recession has also had the consequence that many of the corporate entities and/or individuals who were involved in the construction boom are now insolvent or have limited means to meet claims against them.

So, there has been a been a huge increase in the amount of litigation regarding “leaky homes”, claimants are casting the net wider in terms of joining contractors, directors, project managers and the like as defendants, and a huge amount of new law has been (and still is being) generated.  This has been exacerbated by the establishment of the Weathertight Homes Tribunal to determine leaky home claims as an alternative to Court proceedings.

The Government’s cash for not suing programme has provided a further avenue for owners to seek relief from the costs associated with repairing their homes.

Whether you are the owner of a leaky home now faced with attempting to recover repair costs, or are being sued as a defendant in such proceedings, this Webinar will provide you with:

  • an overview of the legal, factual and practical issues which in my experience commonly arise in such proceedings;
  • the tasks you will face in prosecuting or defending such proceedings;
  • the common pitfalls to be avoided and opportunities to be seized; and
  • The pros and cons of the new Government Scheme

Title: Managing Leaky Home Claims
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Time: 8:00 PM – 8:25 PM NZDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

 

 

By Chris Patterson